Legal and Policy framework

Since 2001, KAACR has made significant contribution to ratification of international and regional treaties on children. Some examples include the Optional Protocol to the CRC on the involvement of children in armed conflict which was ratified in 2002. Kenya ratified ILO Convention number 132 on the Minimum Age and ILO Convention number 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour.
Kenya has also ratified the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) and other international and regional instruments that generally affect the rights of the child such as the Convention against Torture (CAT).
KAACR has successfully mainstreamed children rights in the process of enactment of laws and making them child friendly by mobilizing stakeholders to lobby and give inputs e.g. sexual offences bill, harmonized constitution and the new labour laws. All these legislations have provided for child rights. KAACR as the secretariat of child poverty committee led the committee to influence policies to make them child friendly. It focused on popularizing policies used to channel devolved funds to the grassroots to address issues of children aimed at realizing MDGs. The devolved funds include; constituency development fund, bursary fund, constituency HIV/AIDS fund, roads fund and local authority transfer fund.